Damn that looks good. I am so tempted to get that, but I just can’t justify buying yet another game to sit on my back burner; even with one of those £10 off vouchers. Do they work on non sale games?
It’s getting bigger all the time…
So tall it is now, that I’ve just been able to build a short platform and just stroll across to one of these pillars. I’ve decided to build the management suite up here and I think I’ll give myself a nice big fat bonus too. I’m sure the workers down on the shop floor won’t mind. They’ll understand because… there’s only me working here.
So, in my continuing search for oil I headed off up the north west coast instead. Followed a trail through woodland which soon turned into jungle as it neared the tropical coast line. Had to fight off a few of these horrors as they came skittering out of the jungle gloom. They’re not particularly tough, even the big alpha variants, but they’re one of the few creatures that will chase and try to attack you even when you’re in the vehicle. They seem to have a long agro range and the first thing you know about their presence is when they come scampering out the undergrowth towards you and the big alpha ones are quite alarming.
Got down there and found the oil patches. Plonked down extractor pumps on both patches, but there’s no nearby coal source for me to build a coal power plant. They need a lot of power. I’d need 3 biomass burners just to power them and you have to feed those manually. Also I was thinking of building the refineries for the oil here too. So realistically I’ll need to bring in power from my main grid. And so, back I go to start building a power line out to the oil fields. Fortunately my secondary power plant facility is over towards this edge of the grasslands which leads off along the coast in the direction of the oil fields.
Here we are near the oil fields. There’s an extractor off to the right. Should have taken a picture of it really but there’s not much to see. Just a big pump sat on a big greasy puddle of oil. Not like this, which is nice and picturesque. Also, change of plan. I’m now going to pipe the oil back to the grasslands instead. Just makes sense to keep the core of my production in one area. That way I can keep and eye on the facilities and tinker with production without having to go miles out my way to do it.
Ah, so beautiful and tranquil. It seems such a shame to despoil its natural beauty.
Screw that! I’ve got a pipeline to build.
Had to get a bit creative in places.
So here we are, finally back in the grasslands. I have decided that off to the left from here…
I shall build my refineries and associated production facilities. From here, it’s not far to join an existing conveyor line into the main base. Got my secondary power plants just down there. 4 coal plants at the moment that I’m sure can be doubled to 8. I’ll need at least 2 more anyway. Further round to the left…
There’s a small lake with 2 water extractors on it. Currently one is just sat idle on standby and there’s room to add a few more if needs be. Now, just got to get to work on it all!